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DDoS
Q1 DDoS and application attack activity reveals surprise result
The cybersecurity threat landscape in the first quarter of 2022 represented a mixed bag of old enemies and new foes. New actors dominated the DDoS threat landscape while application security faced tried-and-true attack vectors.
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Ransomware
A 52.89% increase in ransomware attacks compared to January
According to NCC Group's Strategic Threat Intelligence team, ransomware attacks increased by 52.89% compared to January. 
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Data Protection
Global poll unearths alarming data protection levels
A survey of 800 data security decision-makers across 11 countries from enterprises with 5,000 or more employees has disclosed a series of alarming results.
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Cloud
Ransomware not slowing: Relentless and more destructive
Ransomware is not slowing down and continues to be relentless and more destructive, a new report has revealed.
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Microsoft
Datacom secures Microsoft Intelligent Security Association membership
Following an assessment of security solutions, certifications and qualified practitioners, IT services company Datacom has secured MISA membership.
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Mandiant
Nucleus Security teams up with Mandiant to enhance vulnerability management programs with threat intelligence
Nucleus Security has entered into a strategic partnership with Mandiant, the leader in dynamic cyber defense and response.
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Check Point
Check Point Research reveals botnets on the rise, software vendors hit hard by cyber attacks
Software vendors saw the largest year-on-year growth in 2021 at 146%, according to the 2022 Security Report from Check Point Research (CPR), the threat intelligence arm of the organisation.
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Cybercrime
Why cyber crime will continue to flourish in 2022
Cybercrime flourished in 2021, and there are no signs that it will slow down in 2022. There are several factors behind this high-confidence prediction.
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Cybersecurity
NETSCOUT expands security monitoring capabilities, releases Omnis Cyber Intelligence
NETSCOUT enters the security market with 'groundbreaking' cyber intelligence technology
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Ransomware
Year of ransomware continues with unprecedented surge
SonicWall recorded a 148% increase in global ransomware attacks through the third quarter of 2021.
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Cybersecurity
Threat intelligence most sought-after security service for MSPs
"When a reactive approach to cybersecurity is not enough, MSPs have to seriously address the choice of threat intelligence service providers."
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Network Security
Critical networks under siege by cyber threats, CrowdStrike finds
CrowdStrike states that these statistics show that threat actors are constantly adapting tactics, techniques, and procedures to accelerate their march toward their objectives.
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FortiGuard
Ransomware has increased tenfold in one year, FortiGuard Labs finds
“We are seeing an increase in effective and destructive cyber attacks affecting thousands of organisations in a single incident creating an important inflection point for the war on cyber crime."
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Cloud
Group-IB named cyber threat intelligence market leader
Group-IB has been named one of the leaders in the global cyber threat intelligence market by Frost & Sullivan, the international research and consulting firm.
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Threat intelligence
Companies must be on the same page to achieve strategic & tactical CTI management
An effective CTI program requires the alignment of people, processes and technology, writes ThreatQuotient APJC regional director Anthony Stitt.
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Cloud
Avast and RiskIQ announce threat intelligence partnership
Digital security and privacy company Avast, and RiskIQ, an internet security intelligence company, have announced a threat intelligence partnership.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Rapid7 acquires IntSights, develops contextualised threat intelligence
“Both IntSights and Rapid7 have a shared belief that organisations will succeed only when they have a unified view of internal and external threats, complete with contextualised intelligence and automated threat mitigation."
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Secureworks
Latest Secureworks integration protects against high-risk vulnerabilities
To enhance vulnerability detection and response, Secureworks has completed the integration of threat intelligence feeds from Secureworks Counter Threat Unit into Secureworks Taegis VDR.
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Threat intelligence
Five best practices to improve threat report action & analysis
While many organisations use a TIP to make data actionable for detection and protection, far fewer use a TIP for forensics.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Splunk takes data-centric approach to security with new platform
Splunk's Security Cloud platform is designed to deliver enterprise-grade advanced security analytics, automated security operations, and integrated threat intelligence with an open ecosystem.
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Defence engineering and threat intel — no stone left unturned
Understanding the limitations of defences requires examining how blocking and detection systems leverage cyber threat intelligence.
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Cybersecurity
Navigating security threats beyond a compliance-centric posture
Organisations need to be proactively fortifying and enhancing their cyber defences against targeted attacks.
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Threat intelligence
Automotive Security Research Group selects ThreatQuotient
ThreatQuotient is throwing its weight behind the development of automotive cybersecurity, specifically threat intelligence sharing for automotive products.
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Cybersecurity
Pandemic sees organisations of all sizes and industries invest in CTI
There is opportunity for organisations to better manage their cyber-threat intelligence for greater security and threat intelligence effectiveness by adopting the right tools and processes.